Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help [us] in time of need.”
Congratulations! You made it. Today we will break the fast after our time of corporate worship. Please do everything you possibly can do to come to where your spiritual family worships God together. And with your whole heart praise the One who has given you such a great victory.
As we break our fast today we set our sights on all that God will do in us and through us throughout these next twelve months. And I believe He will do great things on your behalf.
You have won some great victories over the past three weeks. But the devil is still roaming the earth, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). And the demonic powers are still active (Ephesians 6:12). So arm yourself, my brother, my sister, with the Word of God. And clothe yourself with the Presence of God. For you are destined to go from faith to faith and from glory to glory (Romans 1:17).
But you do not walk this life alone. And you do not wage warfare alone. Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, walks with you. He has been through every temptation that will ever knock at the door of your soul. And he conquered it. It is because our hope and confidence is in Him that we come boldly before His throne. And we do not only come before Him when we are doing great. We come before Him also in our time of need.
In His presence, there is mercy – not condemnation. In His presence, there is grace, and power to stand up, to walk, and to overcome. In His presence there is love eternal; and you will never be turned away. In His presence there is joy unspeakable which washes away all fear, and insecurity.
So, in your time of need never run away from Him. Always run to Him. Never close your heart to Him: open it wide. Never excuse your weakness and shift the blame to someone else. God is on your side and He will always defend you. But then He will change you. Go with God; and God will go with you.
As we close out this year’s Daniel Fast I would like to present to you the winning item in our graphic’s contest. It is in French and means “I Conquered the Forbidden Fruit.” For the next two weeks we are making various different products: coffee cups, pens, note pads, with the logo printed on it. If you would like to place an order write to our administrative assistant Catherine Pierre-Léandre at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.